Knitting Page

photo by Keattikorn and freedigitalphotos.net

photo by Keattikorn and freedigitalphotos.net

Knitting Page:

This knitting page is just an experiment, it is to teach you the basics of the knitting world. Next time we might teach you a really cool project! Knitting is a fun thing to do when you’re on long road trips. You could even make something for a friend or family member that lives in a cold climate. Let’s get on with the fun!

Casting on

This is the first thing you will do for anything as far as I know. First you will need to tie a slip knot around one of the needles, it doesn’t matter which one. To do this, you first need to make a loop around the needle with the yarn as shown in picture:

Now you need to pull the tail that, in the picture above, is the one on top, around the other one and up as shown in picture below.

Don’t pull it tight though. In the picture to the right above can you can see that one of the loops is smaller? Well, what is going to happen is that you will pull the short tail piece behind the little loop and pull it through. Look at the picture below. There are many different ways to make a slip knot, this is just one of them.

Pull the tail piece tight once you’ve done that. Below is a picture of what it will look like once it is pulled tight:

Now you should have one big loop around the needle. pull the long ‘tail’ (the one attached to the ball of yarn) you should now see why this is called a slip knot.

Pull until you can fit about two fingers in the loop.Now you will slip the other needle in the loop as well.hold the tail on your right… for left handers it may be easier to do it opposite…I don’t know, I am not a left hander.

You’ve just made a slip knot. Now you need to loop the ‘long’ tail (the one attached to the ball of yarn) around the needle on your right. For left handers, again, your may have it on the opposite side. If you are holding it as shown in the previous picture then it will be on your right.So, loop it around the needle as shown in picture below:

Knit stitch

I would suggest going to YouTube and looking at videos on there. It is quite hard to explain how to do the knit stitch.

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